Tyra won't return as Aliceville High football coach

February 2, 2010 9:18:00 AM



It was one and done for Robin Tyra as the football coach at Aliceville High School in Aliceville, Ala. 


Tyra said Monday he won''t return to Aliceville next season and that he''s looking for another coaching job. He will teach at Aliceville High until the end of the school year. 


"I''ve got a couple of guys I''ve talked to (about coaching vacancies)," Tyra said. "I don''t have anything yet. I''m looking to get back around the Dothan (Ala.) area." 


Tyra said there could be an opening at Headland High, where he was assistant head coach and defensive coordinator in 2007. 


Aliceville won its first four games and finished 5-6 in Tyra''s only season as head coach. The Yellow Jackets made the Alabama High School Athletic Association Class 3A state playoffs and lost to Trinity Presbyterian in the first round. 


Tyra is the second consecutive coach to last one season at Aliceville High. James Rush was the coach in 2008. 


He was Aliceville''s seventh head coach in the decade of the 2000s. Michael Bridges (2004), Jerry Dismuke (2001), and Wade Streeter (2000) also had one-year tenures with the Yellow Jackets during the decade. 


"It wasn''t a good marriage between the principal (Minnie Washington) and I," Tyra said. "I believe it was the same problem with some of the guys before me that left.. It''s best to part ways to avoid friction." 


Prior to Aliceville, Tyra was last a head coach at Coffeeville (Ala.) High from 1999-2005. From there, he was assistant head football coach, defensive coordinator, and head coach for one year each at Headland, McKenzie High School, and his alma mater, Marion County High in Guin, Ala.